For Specialists: Thai Transliteration

A systematic review ballot of the published standard, ISO 11940, Information and documentation – Transliteration of Thai has been announced by NISO. “Since there are fewer Roman characters than Thai characters, diacritical marks, punctuation marks, and a combination of two Roman characters, or a digraph, are needed to represent one Thai character.” Cindy Hepfer, ALA […]

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ISO 8777:1993, Commands for Interactive Text Searching

According to the announcement forwarded by Cindy Hepfer, ALA Voting Representative to NISO, “This International Standard specifies a basic set of commands for the interactive search of retrieval systems data and the types of response expected from the processing System. lt is intended for use by designers and users of information retrieval Systems, including computer-based […]

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Information System for Electronic Records Preservation—Another new ISO work item

Note that this item has a very short time window for comments–Sept. 24, 2008. Cindy Hepfer, ALA Voting representative to NISO, reports to us on a proposed new work item for a standard on Electronic archiving — Specifications concerning the design and the operation of an information system for electronic records preservation. The proposal includes […]

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Arabic language experts please note!

Cindy Hepfer, ALA Voting representative to NISO has notified us that there is a systematic review ballot of ISO 233-2:1993, Arabic simplified transliteration, going on at this time. The formal name of the published standard is ISO 233-2:1993, Information and documentation – Transliteration of Arabic characters into Latin characters – Part 2: Arabic language – […]

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ISBN Systematic Review

More standards news from Cindy Hepfer, ALA Representative to NISO (HSLcindy@buffalo.edu): A systematic review ballot of the published standard, ISO 2108:2005, Information and documentation — International Standard Book Number (ISBN), has been presented to TC46 Ballot Advisory Group. This is an opportunity for ALA to provide feedback on the 13-digit ISBN. ALA’s vote options are […]

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Standards, Identifiers, and all that Good Stuff

LITA Standards IG, Saturday, June 24, 2006 Managing Identifiers Moderator, Pat Stevens Pat told a story about attending an ISO meeting in Asia where one topic was the international trade in ring tones. She pointed out that public identifiers are critical to link heterogeneous services, they require support—technical and social infrastructure. The presenters were asked […]

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MARBI Matters, pt. 2

The meeting started out with an update on RDA by Jennifer Bowen and the beginning of a slightly scary discussion about how MARC might need to respond to the [r]evolution in content description and access.

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